|Opioids: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions
Dr. Simone will describe the opioids taken in overdose, discuss the evolution of the opioid epidemic, review statistics and discuss the presentation and management of opioid overdose. Content will include the types of situations encountered, contribution of drug interactions to toxicity, concerns about tolerance, dosing and driving, as well as appropriate expectations of the prescription drug monitoring program.|
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Karen Simone is the Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Current interests in toxicology include enhancement of the collaboration between professionals working with patients who have coexisting substance abuse and psychiatry disorders, as it relates to poisoning.
|Sep 28, 2017||12:00pm EDT||1.5 hours||Register|
| The Emergency Department's Role in Stemming the Tide of Opioid Misuse
The Emergency Department can be an entry point for treatment, a safety net or in some cases, a place to obtain drugs. This 1 hour webinar presented by James Wolak, MD, will explore how the ED can be part of the solution. Participants will learn ways to respond to acute withdrawal, to analyze the differences in the presentations of pain verses drug seeking behavior, to limit misuse of substances and to address chronic and acute suicidal ideation that frequently accompanies substance use disorders. |
Dr. Wolak will offer a subsequent half-day training that will delve more deeply into these issues. In particular, he will focus on assessing and addressing suicidal ideation in those with substance use disorders.
|Oct 18, 2017||12:00pm EDT||1 hour||Register|